Capello releases players for Ghana friendly
England coach Fabio Capello will have to choose another captain for Tuesday's international friendly with Ghana as he released John Terry for the match because he has UEFA Champions League commitments the week after.
Terry's Chelsea team-mates Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard, a scorer in the 2-0 win over Wales in their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier on Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur central defender Michael Dawson and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney were also allowed to leave.
All five players played in the Wales game, but Capello has retained Dawson's Spurs team-mates Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon as they didn't make an appearance. Capello is likely to field a completely different line-up to the one that eased to victory in Cardiff.
"I will make 11 changes," Fabio Capello said. "We have to wait a little bit to see what the team will be but I want to respect the clubs and I need to look at different players. I don't know what will happen about the captain."
Capello has also lost Kyle Walker, who returned to Aston Villa after being ruled out of the game with a groin injury.
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, who did not feature against Wales, is seen as the most likely player to don the captain's armband as he had captained England already in a friendly against Denmark in February.